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Old 11-05-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I have a interview for a job in Charlotte next week. I have only been to the airport there, but I hear that Charlotte is really nice.
I would like to hear from locals or anyone who has moved there what it is like there.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Great weather, all seasons, maybe one or two snow dustings a year. Charlotte is a new city meaning everything is new and clean. Close to Mt's and beach (about 2 1/2 hours to get to each). We have several lakes and boating is popular.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I moved here 1 1/2 years ago and like it a lot so far. There are always festivals and events in the city during the summer and other fun things to do. Depending on where you are coming from, traffic and cost of living may be lower.

Wherever you decide to live, check out the address at Community Crime Information System first. You can find crime stats in that area and break it down by block.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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It's really nice.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:41 AM
 
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Charlotte is money ! Moved here from Michigan and will never look back !
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Charlotte is a very spread out city . . . w/ lots of smaller communities and neat little nooks w/ shopping, restaurants, parks . . . lots of tree lined streets . . .

If you want lakes, we have those, too . . . also a whitewater center . . . all sorts of organizations to join . . . neat burbs . . . growing urban center . . . fun day and weekend trips all over the region . . .

You can choose more rural and live outside CLT . . . you can find good prices on homes, decent schools, lots of colleges and universities . . .

What I can't find right here in CLT, I can almost always find nearby . . . Atlanta, the beaches and the mountains are a comfortable drive . . . four seasons . . . friendly people . . .

Just depends what you are looking for.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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I have a interview for a job in Charlotte next week. I have only been to the airport there, but I hear that Charlotte is really nice.
I would like to hear from locals or anyone who has moved there what it is like there.
Here are some things to do:

Concord Mills Mall(Nascar Speedpark)
Concord Mills NASCAR SpeedPark (http://www.nascarspeedpark.com/concord.html - broken link)
South Park Mall Simon Malls | More Choices — SouthPark Information, SouthPark Gift Cards
Levine Museum Levine Museum of the New South
National Whitewater Center US National Whitewater Center //// TAKE IT OUTSIDE !!! \\ - Home
Discovery Place/IMAX DISCOVERY PLACE | igniting wonder since 1981 | CHARLOTTE NATURE MUSEUM | IMAX | Discovery Place with the Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theater and the Charlotte Nature Musuem are the things to do in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit the Discover (http://www.discoveryplace.org/home/discovery_place-imax.php - broken link)
Jillian's (South End) Home*-*Jillians Charlotte
Panthers Panthers.com - Schedule
Bobcats BOBCATS: 2008-09 BOBCATS SCHEDULE
Carowinds Carowinds | North and South Carolina's Themed Amusement Park

Here is a youtube video tour of Charlotte's urban side. Every video was shot within a 3 mile radius of uptown Charlotte. I hope this helps. Enjoy!!!


New Night life

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YouTube - urban charlotte (funny dancing drunk)

New Mass Transit

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New Urban Real Estate

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New Urban Restaurant (there is more than just this, I just haven't recorded them yet)

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Here is the page to all of my videos of Urban Charlotte
YouTube - urbancharlotte's Channel
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If you haven't done so, check out the videos on the city's official tourism website - Charlotte's Got A lot.

There are six videos. Shopping, Culture, Family, Dining and Nightlife, Adventure and Romance.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I just moved her for a job as well. I've been here a little over three months now.

As of my interview, I had only ever seen the airport and the drive over to the interview. The following weekend, my wife and I drove the 14 hours from St. Louis, MO and just drove around the city for two days. We liked it enough to accept the job.

ScubaShawn, Where are you coming from?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Wow...I am also looking for work in the Charlotte area as well. Ironically, I have an interview in Greenville in a week. I can tell you that Charlotte has some very nice areas and is close to Lake Norman.
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